In case you missed it, Kanye West is Kanye West’s biggest fan; and when he has something to offer the world, he holds little back.
Despite being heckled during his July 4 set at London’s Wireless Festival (induced by a classic rant about creativity and “Kanye’s dreams”), West saw fit to leave the city with something new. During a DJ set at a private club, West reportedly played 20 new tracks. Attendees weren’t allowed to take photos or video, but as evidenced by a thread on KanyeToThe.com, snippets of the impromptu listening session have emerged.
UK DJ Jason Powell described the set as “dark, hellish, and groundbreaking” on Twitter, while fellow disc jockey Zay London added that West played new tracks for three hours straight. Of course, West has remained mum on the matter, deciding to instead focus his Twitter updates on the release of his second capsule for A.P.C.
If industry heavyweight Rick Rubin’s June 2013 interview with The Daily Beast is any indication, the music could be a sneak peek into Yeezus part two.
“Initially, he thought there were going to be 16 songs on the album,” Rubin said of West’s initial Yeezus package. “But that first day, before he even asked me to work on it, I said, ‘Maybe you should make it more concise. Maybe this is two albums. Maybe this is just the first half.’ That was one of the first breakthroughs.”
Only time will tell what new tricks West has up his Givenchy sleeves.